Gautam Thakar

Gautam Thakar

Chief Executive Officer and President

Gautam is in charge of overall operations and strategy at LivingSocial, where he manages our growth as a consumer brand and as a marketing partner for merchants. Prior to joining LivingSocial, Gautam held various executive leadership roles at eBay, most recently as General Manager of eBay’s Advertising business and CEO of Shopping.com. He started his career in brand management working throughout Asia with Procter & Gamble. Gautam graduated from Sydenham College in Mumbai, India with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and received his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.